Letter: Act like an adult, wear your mask

Posted 7/9/20

There are two kinds of people — children and adults, but not determined by age. A three-year-old bangs his spoon repeatedly on the table, to the annoyance of his mother, who tells him to …

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Letter: Act like an adult, wear your mask

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There are two kinds of people — children and adults, but not determined by age. A three-year-old bangs his spoon repeatedly on the table, to the annoyance of his mother, who tells him to stop.

The child says, “I want to.” The mother says, “it annoys other people.”

A child lives in his own world, where he is the center — “I” and “me.” The adult lives in the real world, where “we” and “us” are part of his life.

A three-year-old is cute when he demands to do what he wants — not so cute as a 23, 33 or 43-year-old.

If you’re banging on the table, you’re probably not hurting anyone, but if you are demanding your right to wear no mask nor socially distance, you may well be. Those rights end when they infringe on other people’s rights to be safe.

Child or adult — which are you?

Sharon Tyler
Bristol

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